Disruption in the media industry, as reflected in rapidly changing business models and news gathering and distribution practices, has been significantly driven by the breakneck pace of technological advances. Alex Watson (Telegraph Media Group) and Retha Hill (Arizona State University) lead a discussion on how emerging technologies have shaped their work and their organizations’ missions. Hill, who has worked with her journalism students to create digital applications for wearable technologies and is experimenting with virtual reality storytelling in the classroom, will discuss how her journalism school evaluates and prioritizes tech trends for integration into its curriculum. Watson discusses how and why his news organization has refocused its digital strategy on mobile and overhauled its publishing system with the launch of its new CMS, Telegraph Authoring. Invited guests are encouraged to participate in the discussion and share their professional insights. Ryerson School of Journalism professor Asmaa Malik will moderate this breakout session.

Ryerson School of Journalism master’s student Stephanie Wechsler is live-blogging this session.